Outdoor Learning and Visits
Educational visits are organised to support the work which children are engaged in within the classroom. Sometimes these visits take place in the environment within walking distance of the school. On admission to the school, parents are asked to complete a consent slip giving permission for their child to take part in these visits as and when they occur. Parents will be notified when these visits occur.
Visits which are planned to take place at a greater distance from the school, particularly when transport arrangements have to be made, will require parental permission which will be sought on an individual basis.
Parents are usually asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of educational visits, which are always heavily subsidized by money from the school budget.
Children who are eligible for Pupil Premium may be offered some trips at a discount.
We will ensure that no pupil is debarred from any school activity solely by the inability or unwillingness of the parent to pay.
Our Visits Gallery
Newhampton Art Gallery - 25.03.2018
We visited Newhampton Art Gallery to work with Jango Starr, a clown, who taught us magic and performance techniques. We also had the chance to speak with artists and look at their work - it was fantastic!
Sublime Science - 15.03.2018
Laura from Sublime Science visited today. She taught us about air - can you remember what is happening here?
Year 2 Visit from The Animal Lady - 30.01.2018
On 30th January 2018 Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from The Animal Lady. Laura visited them to help them find out more about owls but Laura brought along a few surprises as well.
Year 2 Visit to Santa on the Polar Express - 5.12.2017
On Tuesday 5th December 2017 Year 2 visited Santa on the Polar Express.
Year 5 Visit to Black Country Museum - 6.10.2017
On Friday 6th October 2017, Year 5 visited The Black Country Museum as part of their topic about the Victorians. What a fabulous day! Year 5 received many compliments on their behaviour, manners and enthusiasm for learning. Our guide - Val (pictured) said she thought we were an amazing school and that she would be asking to accompany West Park pupils on future visits. Well done and thank you everyone! It was a pleasure to share the day with you all.
Year 4 Visit to Kingswood - 4.10.17 - 6.10.17
"This has been the best trip ever!"
Y4 had a fantastic time at Kingswood! They stayed for two nights and were able to do many adventurous activities, including: nightline, zip wire, archery, fencing, team building and much more!
Reception Visit to West Park
Reception explored Autumn in the Park.
Clare Balding Meets Enthusiastic Readers
Our Enthusiastic Readers met Clare Balding at Wolverhampton Grammar School on 3rd October 2017. You can read their reviews of her book, "The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop" below. The book is in the school library if you'd like to read it too!
Year 4 Cannock Chase Visit
Year 4 visited Cannock Chase to find out more about woodland habitats. They had great fun pond dipping, identifying animals and searching for animals clues. A great start to their science topic!
Pupils in Years 5 and 6 Visit Author Kate DiCamillo at Wolverhampton Grammar School - 25.9.17
Click on the links below to read pupils write up their experience of meeting Kate.
Year 5 Visit to Wolverhampton Archives 13.9.17
This term Years 5 and 6 are working with Lisa Harrison to find out about the history of our school. West Park is celebrating it's 50th birthday this year!
On Wednesday 13th September 2017, Year 5 visited the City Archives to research the opening of the school in 1967. Also they found out about Red Cross Street School, because the pupils that attended were the first pupils to populate our school. Red Cross street was demolished and Asda now stands on the site.